Desire Innovation Hub

The Desire Innovation Hub connects organization with the extensive Desire’s network of assets, resources, clients, and partners. Together, we can help lead the future of water infrastructure across the globe. To realize the unprecedented opportunity for new technologies, Our hub is establishing strategic partnerships with companies that want to make an impact across the water management and water distribution ecosystem.



Water Sanitation and Hygiene Consultant


Founder-President of The Light Millennium


Joshua is a Water Resilience Analyst

Ms. Shelli Brunswick

CEO of Space Foundation

Helping governments and stakeholders make the SDGs a reality


Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Target 6.1: By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all.


Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

Target 7:
Target 7.2: By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.


Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Target 9:
Target 9.5: Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities of industrial sectors in all countries, in particular developing countries, including by 2030.


Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Target 13:
Target 13.2: Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies, and planning.

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Smart Water Management Technologies: A Way Forward

By Shiv Chattrala Over 2 billion people live in water-stressed countries


Saheed is a Water Sanitation and Hygiene Consultant at Universum Business Technology Consulting. He is also a climate reality leader for the The Climate Reality Project. Previously, he worked as a WASH Consultant with Lutheran World Federation (LWF) World Service and WATSAN Manager with Doctors Without Borders (MSF-Holland), Netherlands. He has been a guest speaker at various forums such as the 2015 Rotary World Water Summit 7 (Brazil); 2019 World Future Energy Summit Abu-Dhabi, UAE. He is a recipient of Rotary Foundation/ UNESCO-IHE Scholarship and DUPC (Netherland) /UNESCO-IHE Scholar. He holds a M.Sc Water Management, UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft, Netherlands.


Ms. Bircan Ünver is the Founder-President of The Light Millennium, Charitable Global Human Advancement Organization; Producer of the LMTV Programs; Multi-Media and Event Producer; Host, Author, Publisher, Public Speaker; [Head] NGO Representative of The Light Millennium to the United Nations Department of Global Communications since January 2019; and Chair, Outreach and Partnerships Subcommittee at Global NGO Executive Committee. She is also the Content Provider at QPTV since 1992; and editor and co-founder the U.S. Turkish Library & Museum Project. She has undertaken the Organization’s e-publications, public programs, and LMTV Series and Specials in all aspects of it since January 2000; along with, it’s all UN-related activity and programs since 2005. She has been serving as the chair of the Assembly of Turkish American Organizations and New York Regional Vice-President at ATAA (Assembly of Turkish American Associations) Committee on UN Relations since November 2019. Furthermore, she served in several Planning Committees of the UN-Civil Society Conferences (formerly UN-DPI-NGO), and Planning Committee of the High-Level Forum on the Culture of Peace (HLF-CoP). She has been a strong advocate of the UN Vision, Programs & Sustainable Development Goals (2015-2030) along with the relevant UN Days, which are in line with her organization’s Mission since LM’s association with the UNDGC (formerly, UN.DPI/NGO) in December 2005. In this line, she encourages, guides and gives speeches to interested civil society organizations and members of academia towards engaging them with the UN Programs that are within her networks. Further, she is Ambassador of Peace and Goodwill for Anuvrat (Anuvibha) Global Organization (Jaipur, India, since 2014); and Member of the Global Movement for the Culture of Peace (GMCoP, since 2012). Moreover, she is also on the Executive Board of the World Intellectual Forum (since Jan. 2020) Author of the following book titles in print (Turkish): “En Kutsalı Yaratmak” (The Most Sacred is to Create) (1995, 2022), “Sanatın Labirentlerinde” (The Labyrinths of Arts) (2016), and “Işık Yollarında (“The Ways of the Light”) (poetry, 2017) She holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree from the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University (Istanbul, 1988) and a Master’s Degree (M.A.) from Media Studies of the New School University (New York City 1999).


Joshua is a Water Resilience Analyst (U.S. Air Force) at Concurrent Technologies
Corporation and has previously worked as a Resources Policy Intern at the Oregon
Legislature. He holds over 6 years of professional experience in analyzing and modelling all
aspects of water budgets for planning purposes to develop and apply various tools in support
of a robust framework. He holds a Master of Engineering – Water Resources Engineering
from Oregon State University and Bachelor of Science – Civil and Environmental
Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Ms. Shelli Brunswick

Ms. Shelli Brunswick is the COO of Space Foundation bringing in a broad perspective and
deep vision of the global space ecosystem — from a distinguished career as a space
acquisition and program management leader and congressional liaison for the U.S. Air Force
to her current role, including overseeing Center for Innovation and Education, Symposium
365, and Global Alliance. Advocating for space technology innovation, entrepreneurship,
diversity and inclusion, Shelli collaborates with organizations around the world to connect
commercial, government and educational sectors. She actively participates with Women in
Aerospace Foundation, Women’s Global Gathering, United Nations Space4Women,
WomenTech Network, World Business Angels Investment Forum, New York University,
Tod’Aérs, Manufacturer’s Edge, and Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC.